On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1855

Historical Events

  • 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls

Famous Deaths

Bill the Butcher

William Poole, Infamous member of New York City's Bowery Boys gang, dies of a gunshot wound at 33

1855 Highlights

About March 8, 1855

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 166 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces